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For Pras Michel Trial for Jho Low Guo Link Denied by US But FBI Guo File Number Cited

by Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Book Substack

FEDERAL COURTHOUSE, March 19 – Pras Michel faces trial starting March 27 on charges of working for Jho Low to lobby the Obama then Trump administrations.

He also met with China about Guo Wengui / Miles Kwok, detained last week along with his chief of staff Yvette Wang on fraud charges - Inner City Press story here, stand-up here. Jho Low book here

   Michel has requested a delay in the trial, noting Guo's arrest and recounting that "Interpol issued a red notice on Guo for crimes he committed in China as well as the repeated rape of a Chinese woman in the United States between September 2015 through August 2016.3  Soon after the Interpol Red Notice was issued, Defendant Michel contacted the FBI in the Southern District of New York to report his contact with Chinese Vice Minister Sun Lijun. Defendant met with FBI Agent Andrew Zitman multiple times in June 2017. He told Agent Zitman about the Chinese proposal to return American hostages and provide other consideration in exchange for the return of Guo to China. Furthermore, at Agent Zitman’s request, Defendant went back to the Chinese to gather tape recordings requested by Agent Zitman. 302s from these  encounters were prepared by Agent Zitman for Case File No. 200D-NY-6219677.4  Notably, this file number is different from Case File numbers used to classify official documents involving George Higginbotham and Elliott Broidy. For Higginbotham and Broidy, official 302s were both associated with Case File No. 205B-NY-6730302, the 1MDB investigation. (DOJ-0000094692 & DOJ-0002643527).  It appears Agent Zitman was involved in an active investigation of Guo Wengui at the time he met with the Defendant in June 2017. This likely explains both why the Case File No. is different and why Defendant was interviewed by Agent Zitman rather than one of the agents assigned to 1MDB." Full 11-page filing on Patreon here.

  From the Court, this: "counsel for Defendant and the Government shall make themselves available for a hearing on March 20, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET, to proceed via Zoom. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on March 19, 2023."

 Michel, formally Prakazrel Michel, has subpoenaed Obama, Bill Clinton, Rudy Giuliani and Chris Christie.   Eliot Broidy, since pardoned, and ex DOJ attorney George Higginbotham and businesswoman Nickie Lum Davis all pled out in the case.

   On March 17 Michel's counsel David Kenner updated U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly about service:

 "As of yesterday, President William J. Clinton has been attempted and an individual named 'Chris' has responded to calls saying that 'she is not authorized to accept service for the former president.'

 Inner City Press is tracking the cases, and trial. Watch this site.


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